Brita Climate Ride Benefit Party with Gitana Rosa!!!

BE THERE DUDES!  I support this cause!!!

EVENT: Thursday, August 20; 9:00pm to 11:00pm

Contact: Shawna Seldon, The Rosen Group, 212 255 7541, Shawna@rosengrouppr.com

Bitches on Bikes: Brita Climate Ride Benefit Party at New York City hot spot The Eldridge Featuring Silent Auction by Gitana Rosa Gallery

Who: Vanessa Liberati, Climate Rider and Executive Director, Gitana Rosa Gallery, Williamsburg, Brooklyn’s first green gallery; Shawna Seldon, Climate Rider and SVP, The Rosen Group; Rich Awn, Editor in Chief, Green Air, a nationally syndicated news radio feature and multi-platform interactive hub for Green and environmentally significant news, stories and entertainment.

Silent auction featuring art by Gitana Rosa Gallery artists, including Tom Bob, Tom Billings, Andrés García-Peña, Michael Krynski, Graham T. Slick, Jodi Taylor, Brett Wintle, Suzy Q and Mark Parrish. Repurposed jewelry by Alisha Trimble of Miss Alisha;

Raffle prizes including: Print and Notecards by Jodi Taylor (Retail $50); Signed Limited Edition Print by Vanessa Liberati (Retail $250); T-Shirt by Tom Billings (Retail $25); T-shirt by Celine Solsken Ruben-Salama of Pro’tech’d (Retail $25); Signed Limited Edition Print by Brett Wintle (retail price $150); Signed Limited Edition Print by Tom Bob (retail price $250).

What: Brita Climate Ride Benefit Party for Wind Power Pedalers; Climate Ride is a 300-mile bicycle ride from New York City to Washington, D.C. to raise money to address climate change and promote renewable energy. For more information, please visit http://www.climateride.org or the Wind Power Pedalers’ team page.

When: Thursday, August 20; 9:00pm to 11:00pm

Where: The Eldridge 247 Eldridge Street; (btwn Houston St. & Stanton St.) New York City

Why: The evidence out there is scary. We are literally cooking the planet. The EPA recently concluded that anthropogenic emissions of greenhouse gases create air pollution that endangers public health (based on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and U.S. Climate Change Science Program reports). Compared to the last 650,000 years, atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane are well above their natural ranges. CO2 will remain the prime mover of climate change for the remainder of this century.

Check out more at http://epa.gov/climatechange/endangerment.html. Climate change poses serious risks that will intensity over time. These risks will disproportionately affect vulnerable individuals, species and ecosystems. Last year’s inaugural event was a huge success. More than 100 cyclists pedaled from New York City to the steps of the US Capitol in Washington, D.C. to raise money, combat climate change, and highlight the need for more renewable energy solutions. Each Climate Rider raised money for two hard-working non-profits (Clean Air-Cool Planet and Focus the Nation) in order to participate. Organizers incorporated green features (hybrid support vehicles, local foods, re-used and recycled materials, carbon offsets) and sought to minimize impacts along the route. The ride earned support from Members of Congress and state-level officials. The buzz from last year has created a wave of support for the 2009 ride. This September 26-30, cyclists will saddle up again to help the environment.

This event is by invitation only. For more information or to RSVP, please email Shawna Seldon at Shawna@rosengrouppr.com.

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